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THE LABOR JOURNAL
I Official Organ of the Trades is read by the laboring IJjhXen and women of Everett. vol. xxm. WE KNOW You need clothes for summer wear and we just want to remind you that THE BIG STORE is the place where you will find correct outfitting for Man, Young Man, or the Boys. Have you seen our Union Made Suits $15 up to $25 Union Made Hats $3.00 Union Made Shirts, Gloves Overalls, etc., at prices you want to pay. Let us outfit you for summer and you may be sure of getting full value for the dollars spent here. A visit will please you and please us. May we expect you soon? The Brodeck Co. Pretty New Waists Priced Low at $1.25 A shipment of Waists have just been received and we mention this special lot. They come in low neck and long sleeve styles with soft collars and cuffs. Plain white, natural linen or striped effects. Sizes from 34 to 44; PRICED EXCEPTIONALLY LOW AT $1.25 BOTH PHONES 217 HEWITT AND ROCKEFELLER Helping the Small Depositor The small depositor of this bank is entitled to, and receives as much consideration as our largest client. By keeping in touch with our depositors of modest resources, advising with them, and making loans where feasible, we are able to co-operate with them in a way that aids in their financial develop ment. Be assured that your account will be welcome and appreciated here, whether largo or small. BANK OF COMMERCE Riley-Cooley Shoe Co. FULL LINE OF UNION MADE SHOES Both Phonea 766 1712 Hewitt 1701-3 HEWITT AVENUE THE HOUSE OF QUALITY 4 per cent on time deposits Full Line of Union Made Men's and Boys' Shoes MODERN UNION REPAIR SHOP Half Soles, Sewed or Nailed, 75 Cents Per Pair Everett Shoe Mfg. John Goldthorp, g| 2003 Hewitt Manager. UUi Avenue. THE LABOR JOURNAL THE Of FICIAL PAPER OF THE EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL Devoted to the Interest KLA-HOW-YAH, JULY FOURTH, 1913 WILL TEST LICENSE LAW BARTENDERS CONTEND THAT PRINCIPLE IS WRONG MAY EFFECT OTHER WORK MEN. Has Everett or any other city a legal right to compel the payment of a license by a bartender for the right to work at his trade? Will the city have to blow back to the licensed bartenders the amount of the license fees collected? These are questions which must be answered by the courts according to suit which is be ing filed in the superior court of Sno homish county by counsel represent ing the members of the Bartenders' Union to compel the refunding of li cense money paid into the city treas ury by local dispensers of the glad some beverage. The suit grows out of the action taken by the city commissioners of this city when drawing up a new saloon ordinance to govern the liquor business after saloons were voted in again last fall. The idea of the com missioners (at least the idea given credence) was that if the bartenders as well as the proprietors were li censed it would act as a double check upon the business, compelling both to be vigilant in observing law. There was considerable opposition expressed at the time to the principle of the thing, opponents of the measure say ing on the floor of the Trades Council it was laying down a precedent which might in the future be felt by other trades and occupations provided we had a city administration which wanted to take a fling at organized labor. At the time the ordinance was passed by the commissioners none of the bartenders knew exactly where they were at. Many of them had not yet obtained positions and very few realized the far-reaching effect of the ordinance. As the months went by agitation re sulted in sentiment among the bar tenders being crystalized against the license proposition and it was finally decided to fight it in the courts, hence the present action. The contention is that the city government has not the right to tax one who in legal phrase ology Is "the servant of another" or, in other words, a wage earner, for the right to earn his living at a trade for which he receives a recompense in wages. Action will be instituted in the superior court and an adverse de cision carried up to the higher courts. The International Union will be ap EVERETT, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JULY 4. 1913. pealed to to interest itself in the case because of the principle involved but the local union is prepared to fight it on up alone if no help be forth coming. The boys contend that the principle of the license tax and the amount of the tax are both unjust. They point out that if a man should leave his position, as often happens, or be discharged for any cause, or in any way become unable to work at his trade, he has no way of getting back his money, even though he may have worked but a day or two. They contend, too, that a man ought not to have a fine put on him for the right to earn a living. — It will be remembered that during Col. Hartley's administration an ef fort was made to pass an occupation tax covering virtually all branches of| industry in the city and that so much opposition was raised that the ordi nance was never passed. The bar tenders' license fee, it is contended, is purely and simply an occupation tax, : but confined to only one occupation.; Other branches of trade will be deep- j ly interested in the final outcome of this case. It is not presumed that the present city administration will attempt to enact a general occupation tax, but it is argued that some day the city might be cursed with an ad ministration bitterly hostile to or ganized labor. At the meeting of the bartenders which resulted in suit being author ized, the members were out in force and were unanimous and enthusiastic in favor of commencing the suit. The boys realize that it may take some time to get final decision but say that makes no difference, that the question might as well be settled one way or the other for once and all. The city commissioners are firmly of the opinion that they are within their rights and undoubtedly will fight the ordinance out. THE MASCOT. The Busy Bumble Bee and a sup porter of union labor. The Bee that is making labor cartoons famous. Watch for it in the columns of the Labor Journal. of Organized Labor GALA CROWDS VISIT EVERETT KLA-HOW-YAH PROVING A GRAND SUCCESS—STREETS THRONG WITH MERRY " MAKERS. Everett is host today to the rest of Snohomish county and right royally is she playing her part. Not for many years has a celebration been pulled off in this city so full of ex citement, gayety and hospitality. Prom early morning until midnight the streets are full of merry makers and Young America is everywhere. The American kid comes into his own about this time of year and as a suc cessful noisemaker he is in a class by himself. Nobody cares, however, and many a sedate father is secretly en joying his son's air splitting racket. Bless your heart, it only comes once a year. To many thousands of spectators the airman's flights over the bay and city are the first stunts of that kind they have ever seen and they are proving the real thrillers of the cele bration. There is variety enough on tap this week to suit everybody's taste. The baseball fans are getting satisfaction, those who like the waltz and two-step are thronging the dance pavilions, the carnival is drawing its quota of fun seekers, everybody is having a good time in his or her own way. The cafes and bars are all do ing good business but the crowd is or derly and well behaved and the police report little trouble in handling the people. Today is the day of days and the climax of the celebration. The grand parade this morning was the biggest and best ever pulled off In the city and the sidewalks were lined with thousands of people who cheered en thusiastically each novel feature as it passed by. This afternoon the deco rated automobile parade comes off and the Habolum Turn Turns have a weird street demonstration planned for tonight. Wall all go to bed tired tonight (or sometime in the morning), but happy and vowing it was the best ever in the way of celebration of our natal day. Everett has done herself proud. The 1913 Indian Motorcycles are now In, $215, single; $265, twins. Bicycles and Motor cycles sold o ninstallments at Arthur Bailey's Sporting Goods & Hardware Store. Mention the Journal to every merchant who solicits your pat ronage through these columns. WHAT THIS DAY MEANS TO US. (By E. P. Marsh) Another twelve months have rolled by and again today we cele brate ,in various ways and with various degrees of emotion, the birthday of the nation. To all outward appearances we are paying but scant heed to the deep significance of the day. But beneath the noisy exterior there is flowing a strong tide of patriotism. While some there are who would banish to the limbo of discredited legends many of the thrilling stories of '76. yet to many of us they still remain real and we love to visualize the stirring events of a century agone. We picture again the fall of Warren at Bunker Hill, the midnight ride of Paul Revere, the rousing of the countryside to repel the invaders at Lexington, the dark winter tit Valley Forge, the surrender of Burgoyne, ft H those scenes of the devolution which have adorned the pages of history. We can remember as children how fascinated we were with the story of the Liberty Bell. How the old man stood waiting for the boy to give the world that a new country had shaken off the fetters of a king. Ami then as the boy came running in. exclaiming, '"ring.' grandpa, ring," the old bell pealed forth its glad tidings. "Proclaim Liberty throughout the world." In all American history, from the landing of Columbus down to modern times, the period of the Revolution lias been, and is, the most thrilling to all true Americana. And it will continue to thrill the hearts and stir the ambitions of millions of Americans who shall come after us. The American revolution, inaccurate as some of its stories may have become in the telling, was the climax of a rule of oppression, the result of a longing for human freedom. What is patriotism? Not a hollow numbling of meaningless words and phrases. Not a waving of the national colors in a riot of frenzy. True patriotism is the shaping of a man's words and actions to give life and color to the movement for human rights. lie is not a patriot who wrings tears and groans from the oppressed .though he pro claims lip allegiance to the Stars ami Stripes from the mountain top. lie who robs childhood of its birthright through the medium of the cotton mill, women of her virtue through the starvation wages of a department store, man of his strength and ambition through ex hausting labor of mine and factory, is not a patriot though he fly the national emblem from countless flag pedes and gives his millions to endow libraries and other charitable institutions He who causes suffering cannot wash away the stain by charitable deeds. We love that old preamble and think it should be treasured in the memory of every one who lives upon American soil: "In order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, pro vide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure I the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this consitution." That preamble meant something to our forefathers and it means [something to " s - If it was worth fighting for then, it is worth fight ing for today. Not the kind of battling that drenches the land with blood and fills countless homes with the miseries of war. but the kind that dares to stand up ami he counted for everything thai is true, land ennobling and just. If in this commercial age we have wandered from the principles for which those revolutionary heroes fought, it jis not too late to return. We sense as clearly .we think, as any the | injustices and wrongs perpetrated by a conscienceless class and the hollow mockery of that class shouting itself hoarse in the name of "American independence." It fills us with disgust to see the f 1 a<_ r floating over a West Virginia hull pen or outlined in the columns of a Los Angeles Times. Hut we have 804 lost our reverence and love for the old flag, nor our faith in humankind. What though the flag be abased and desecrated by unworthy hands" The principles for which that flag first threw its folds into the breeze are as un changeable, as indestructible .its granite. If equal opportunity to expand and grow into the fullness of true manhood and womanhood be denied through assumption of jxiwers by a lawless state of so ciety, ours is the duty to restore that equal opportunity by wresting I hack from lawless hands their scepter of dominion. "A government ; derives its just powers from the consent of those governed." Tilings are WVong, terribly wrong, in modern society, in modern industry. Hut we can't right those wrongs by standing hack and cursing the flag, cursing society, railing at government, defying even our Maker. Destructive tactics are not for those who have the world's betterment THE LABOR JOURNAL NO. 21.